Skepta brought his ‘Banned From America’ tour to Toronto last night and completely and utterly shut down REBEL Nightclub.
After a serious set of grime and rap from Toronto DJ’s Freeza Chin and JAYEMKAYEM (aka Sidewalk Hustle’s own Josephine Cruz), Skepta took the stage in expert form alongside Boy Better Know labelmate Shorty.
The London MC performed a number of his major solo cuts like “That’s Not Me,” “Ace Hood Flow” and “Nasty,” constantly calling upon his “energy crew” (aka the audience) to turn up the levels. Skepta brought out grime artist Lethal Bizzle to perform their new single, “I Win.” but that was just the beginning of the surprise guests.
He then invited Toronto’s Smoke Dawg to the stage to perform their collaborative “Overseas.” The young crowd, clearly fans of the rising Toronto rapper, were thrilled to see one of their own on the stage. Just when the energy began to sink to normal levels, Skepta invited Riff Raff on stage to perform their collab, “Back From the Dead.” (Riff Raff is in town to perform a show at Toronto’s Great Hall on April 28).
Check out our photos below.
JAYEMKAYEM AND FREEZA CHIN